The Lions & Tigers from Asia are all set to go head on against each other at Bristol today. Sri Lanka went on to go 1 up in the cancelled match against Pakistan while Bangla were thrashed thanks to an roaring English batting performance that amassed 386 runs on the board.
Talking of head to head stats, Bangladesh have lost all 3 WC encounters against the Lankans but the current story is fairly different.
In the form of his Life!
Credits: India Today
Shakib Al Hasan has been in sublime touch in this World Cup. After scoring 2 back to back 50s at the start Shakib stormed England with a 122 in a losing cause. With the ball however, he’s not been that great but today if Lankans have to win it, they need to have a gameplan against the best all rounder in the world.
The Captain Concerns
Mashrafe Mortaza has been an undisputed leader for Bangladesh but currently with an average of 149 in just 3 matches with an economy of 7+. The biggest Bangla inspiration has been a weak link in the series so far and nothing could be better if he gets back in form tonight against the Lions.
Malinga back in the Hunt
The iconic yorkers are back, the fear of his action is here as he stumbled the Afghan batting in their previous encounter. Lasith Malinga is the trump card Sri Lanka has right now. If he gets going this game might turn a one sider easily. Karunaratne would be looking to capitalise on him if they need to build a strong place in the World Cup.
The Confidence Woes
Credits: NDTV Sports
Sri Lanka look like a side that is under confident right now except the Captain & Kusal Perera who went on to make 92 for the first wicket against Afghan. They really need to get their game in place in order to win a very strong looking Bangladesh. It looks like a close game today and let’s hope to see a good game of cricket that goes unwashed.
May the best team win!
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